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June, 2004 - Nr. 6


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A Truly Canadian Experience
Children's Writer
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Training for Olympics
Bremen Captures Trophy

We’re on our way!

  Project "Heidelberg Village" is up and running. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on the 15th of May in the parking lot – or right next to it – of the Club Heidelberg in St. Catharines. Although the weather left a lot to be desired, there were about 80 people on hand to watch this important occasion in the Garden City.

f.l.t.r.: Walt Lastuka, Liberal MP; Leo Duess, Club Heidelberg President; Sue Erskin, Rep. for the City of St. Catharines; Martin Wittman, Project Co-ordinator

Some of the celebrities present were Jim Bradley, MPP, Walt Lastewka, MP, Sue Erskine, Deputy Mayor, Martin Wittman – Project Coordinator and Treasurer, and Leo Duess, president of the Club Heidelberg.

Major points covered in the initial address were the historical development of the club, the positive influence of the local German-speaking community and the excellent cooperation with the municipality of St. Catharines.

Previous projects were the children’s playground and a tennis court in the past –basically obsolete now – so that the idea came up to build an innovative condo-apartment building – to facilitate the concept of Life Lease Living in the Garden City - complete with Health Spa, Wellness Centre, Café and Beauty Salon, etc., for the aging members.

60% of the project is already sold and about 35 of the prospective tenants had turned out to witness the groundbreaking ceremony. Some of them are scheduled to move into this multi-lingual facility by September 2005.

A small dinner in the club followed the ceremony, giving many of the prospective tenants a chance to get to know each other already. rka


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